At times this season, Derrick Rose has put the Chicago Bulls on his back and carried them to victory. Turns out, that might end up hurting the team in the long run. For the second straight game, D-Rose sat out of Sunday's contest against the Boston Celtics because of a back injury. And after the game, he admitted that he'll seek out the help of a back specialist back in Chi-Town today to try and get the issue fixed ASAP. It's something that's been bothering him since the Bulls started a nine-game road trip back at the end of January.

"It was the whole trip," he said. "I just played through it and the more I played through it, it tended to get worse after every game. At the time I was really worried about it, but [I'm] just trying to stay positive and hopefully I'll be alright."

Bulls fans sure hope so. To their credit, the rest of the team has picked up the slack recently and played well without Rose. But if they want to seriously contend for a 'chip, they'll need Rose to get healthy—and to get healthy soon. Get well, son.

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[via ESPN]

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